Dictionary Results for dampening

1. dampening - noun

· the act of making something slightly wet

Synonym(s): moistening

Hypernym(s): wetting

2. dampen - verb

· suppress or constrain so as to lessen in intensity; "Stifle your curiosity"

Synonym(s): stifle

Hypernym(s): inhibit, bottle_up, suppress

3. dampen - verb

· make moist; "The dew moistened the meadows"

Synonym(s): moisten, wash

Hypernym(s): wet

4. dampen - verb

· deaden (a sound or noise), especially by wrapping

Synonym(s): muffle, mute, dull, damp, tone_down

Hypernym(s): soften

5. dampen - verb

· reduce the amplitude (of oscillations or waves)

Hypernym(s): weaken

6. dampen - verb

· make vague or obscure or make (an image) less visible; "muffle the message"

Synonym(s): deaden, damp

Hypernym(s): dampen, damp, soften, weaken, break

7. dampen - verb

· check; keep in check (a fire)

Hypernym(s): check, retard, delay

8. dampen - verb

· lessen in force or effect; "soften a shock"; "break a fall"

Synonym(s): damp, soften, weaken, break

Hypernym(s): deaden, blunt

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